Alonzo King Lines Ballet dancers Madeline DeVries and Michael Montgomery, who joined the company in 2014 and 2010, respectively.

As Alonzo King Lines Ballet concludes its 40th season this month, the San Francisco–based contemporary dance company can celebrate four decades of acclaimed performances in the Bay Area and beyond that have established the troupe in the dance firmament. Lines can also take its bows for a dedication to individual artistic discovery and development among its dancers that has creatively nurtured them as well as the company and its audiences.

Lines’ artistic vision, which founder and artistic director Alonzo King, cofounder and executive director Robert Rosenwasser and cofounder Pam Hagen unveiled with the company’s launch in 1982, is rooted in the transformative power of dance and its ability to inspire artists, students and audiences through its interdisciplinary performances that include contributions from composers, musicians and visual artists.


Alonzo King, whose San Francisco–based contemporary ballet company tours domestically and internationally, in Lausanne, Switzerland.